Mandatory COVID vaccination of health and care workers (England)

What is happening? The government has finished a consultation about making COVID vaccines compulsory for health and care staff in England. They intend to bring in a new law to make COVID vaccination mandatory for anyone deployed to deliver Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated activities who has direct, face-to-face contact with service users. This includes health […]

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NHS pay (England)

The government has imposed a 3% pay rise for all NHS staff in England. UNISON is running an indicative ballot to find out whether members want to take action. UNISON’s reaction to 3% How will the indicative ballot work? What can activists do now? UNISON’s reaction to 3% UNISON’s health service group executive (HSGE) has […]

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Government announce 3% NHS pay rise

The Government has announced a 3% pay rise for all NHS staff in England We need to be clear about your role in what is happening. At every stage the government has resisted our calls to open pay talks and this is no exception. They are not asking NHS staff to consider an “offer”. The government […]

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All eyes on the PM to give health staff a decent pay rise

No more delay tactics over deserved wage rise Thousands of health workers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be looking to the Prime Minister to announce his decision on the long-awaited NHS pay rise in the coming days, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Ministers have repeatedly said they will await the recommendations of the NHS […]

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UNISON joins the fight over proper use of health data

The union seeks government guarantees that health data will be used in an ethical manner, assigned its true value and used for the benefit of UK healthcare The government has announced its intention to take a copy of the entire GP-recorded medical history of patients in England from this summer – in part for commercial […]

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